If you've visited my home tour page and read our story, then you know that when we purchased our home we nearly tripled our square footage and had a bunch of blank space to fill. We were fortunate to have stashed some things in a storage unit, and family members upgrades and moves provided us with a TON of stuff. Even with all the stuff we "collected" we still had one empty room.
Often the best design eyes struggle most in their own home. I know that certainly happens to me. I can walk into a clients space and instantly the ideas start flowing, but can be totally stumped by spaces in my own home. Once we've become accustom to a space and the things in it, it can be difficult to imagine it any other way. The project below is a great example of that.
Like many of you my style has changed quite a bit over the years, with three real shifts in direction. When I first moved out on my own I was all about blues, greens and reds. I've always been into color and my first apartment and first chance to make my own decisions made that very apparent.
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Hi guys! I am so excited to share this project with you all. I was completely unprepared for how well this would work and the path it would lead me down, so let's jump right in.
Where It All Began
For years I've helped friends and family create visions for their spaces, shop for the right pieces and bring the final product to life. My first “official” client was my dear friend Suzi who’d recently started over and had a nearly empty apartment. It’s a quiet and cozy complex in one of Houston’s most sought-after neighborhoods, and the perfect place for a fresh start. She felt daunted by the idea of decorating such a blank canvas so she called on me for help.
We started in her living room. She had a simple love seat, a few old throw pillows and one tiny lamp. What she wanted was a colorful, whimsical and “just grown up enough” space that felt welcoming and like home.